John R. Math Discusses “Online Art Galleries” As a Marketing Tool And Provides Artists Exposure To A World Wide Audience

The Rickie Report invited John R. Math of Light Space & Time Online Gallery to share information about different types of online art galleries.  John is a Florida landscape and wetlands fine art photographer as well as a well respected business person in the art world. Since 2006, his Gallery has conducted monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. The gallery was created primarily to help new and emerging artists gain experience in applying for, participating in art competitions and getting solid exposure to the decision makers in the art world. Through Light Space & Time, artists are able to not only gain experience but also add and develop their art resumes, all in the hopes of someday selling their work and having a successful art career. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

John R. Math

 

 

 

How Online Art Galleries Can Help You Market Your Artwork

By John R. Math

In the last 5 years online art galleries have become a popular means for artists to market and sell their art. If an artist is not taking advantage of this platform they are at a very distinct disadvantage in terms of marketing and selling their art. There are several types of online galleries and using them has numerous benefits for the artist.

 

Print on Demand Online Art Galleries:

These type of galleries provide a profile page followed by gallery pages for the artist’s artworks. (They may or may not charge an administrative fee). The gallery acts as a “go between” for the buyer and the artist. They print and ship the artist’s work for the purchaser, which is how the gallery makes their money.

 

Online Art Galleries that Market and Sell Art:

This type of gallery sells the artist’s art and collects a percentage of each sale (much like a brick and mortar gallery when they sell an artist’s artwork). They usually provide the artist with a profile, a storefront and the means to charge and collect from the buyer.
Hopefully, these online art galleries do a lot of marketing and promotion to bring traffic to their website in order to help sell the artist’s art.

 

Online Art Competition Galleries:

For an artist’s work to appear on these sites, the artist will go through a judging or a competition process. The selection of the art is the result of a themed art competition. Online art galleries (in any form) provide artists with very low costs and wide-ranging exhibition opportunities that were not available in the past.  “Brick and Mortar” art galleries have built-in overhead and expenses that make them less able to compete with online art galleries regarding artist entry fees and exhibition costs.

Online galleries offer ease of submitting and managing electronic files versus physically shipping entire works. Using online galleries is both a time-saving and cost-effective alternative for the artist. Matting and framing, shipping, and storing are no longer issues.
The Internet offers broad international exposure to artists who compete, win, and exhibit their artwork. This exposure can be tapped into by both “brick and mortar” and online galleries. It is critical for any gallery that an artist partners with, is to make full use of available marketing and promotional opportunities.

 

What are the advantages and benefits for an artist to enter and compete in an online art competition? The following are the top benefits for an artist when entering online art contests:

• Ease of Entering/Posting Art
• Cost of Entering/ Membership
• Online Promotion & Marketing
• Low Administrative Costs
• Unequalled Exposure for the Artist

 

Choosing the Right Online Gallery:

When selecting an online art gallery, be sure to ask about their overall marketing program. Online galleries tend to have digital marketing expertise as their entire world is electronic, but not all galleries are the same.

As an artist, you want broad and quality coverage for your work.

What is your desired market?

While the whole world is available to you, partnering with an online art gallery that caters to those who like your art is essential.

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed online art competitions and art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is the Gallery’s intention to help today’s artists to successfully market their art to a worldwide audience.  

For more information:

 www.lightspacetime.art 

888-490-3530

 

 

 

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ARTPALMBEACH 2016 Promotes Student Creativity With A Poster Contest. Vote Online For Your Favorite

The organizers of ArtPalmBeach created a new program for its 19th edition opening January 20-24, 2016. The fair has sponsored a competition for its annual posters which will be distributed in the January issue of Pure Honey Magazine as two enlarged 21-by-33 inch prints. 8,000 copies of the posters will be distributed, resulting in vast exposure for the students. The fair partnered with Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College to encourage their students to participate in this year’s ArtPalmBeach Poster Contest. The ArtPalmBeach curatorial panel chose ten of the best pieces from each school to be nominated to a public online vote. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces through November 30th.  The Rickie Report shares some peeks at the contenders plus the details of how to vote!

 

 

 

 

ARTPALMBEACH 2016

MODERN+CONTEMPORARY+EMERGING

January 20 – 24, 2016

 

 

 

First View & Collectors’ Invitational

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Public Hours

Thur, Jan 21 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm

Fri, Jan 22 – 12pm ­- 7pm

Sat, Jan 23 -­ 12pm -­ 7pm

Sun, Jan 24 ­- 12pm -­ 6pm

 

 

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.  W. Palm Beach, Florida 33401

Call us at: 305 490 4584

Email us at: info@nextlevelfairs.com

 

 

 

Celebrating its 19th year, APB is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design.

 

 

Artpalmbeach2016Devon Davis_ Self Portrait

Devon Davis “Self Portrait”  Dreyfoos School

 

 

 

The Fair partnered with Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College to encourage their students to participate in this year’s ArtPalmBeach Poster Contest.  The contest was open to all art students from their respective schools. Students participating in the contest had ample creative liberty, as the only specification for the poster was to include the words “ArtPalmBeach 2016” on each piece.

 

 

artpalmbeach2016Palmer Crippen_Evaporation

Palmer Crippen “Evaporation” Dreyfoos School

 

 

After hundreds of received submissions, the ArtPalmBeach curatorial panel chose ten of the best pieces from each school to be put up to a public online vote.

 

 

 

artpalmbeach2016Katherine Gonzalez_Zen Collage PBSC

Katherine Gonzalez “Zen Collage” PBSC

 

 

 

The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces through November 30 at http://artpalmbeach.com/poster-contest/. Contest winners will be announced on the ArtPalmBeach website on December 1, 2015.

 

artpalmbeach2016Laura Rincon_Self Portrait PBSC

Laura Rincon “Self Portrait”  Dreyfoos School

 

 

 

All nominees are winners, as the submitted poster designs of the finalists will be displayed during the ArtPalmBeach fair in January 2016.

 

 

 

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Kristen Bowman “Untitled Portrait” PBSC

 

 

 

About ArtPalmBeach

 

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 19th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.

 

 

For more information:

Call us at: 305 490 4584

Email us at: info@nextlevelfairs.com

Visit:  www.artpalmbeach.com

 

 

 

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